Introduction to Chalazia removal
I’d like to introduce you to a video we are going to show you. This is a video of chalazion, the assessment and the treatment.
The first part is here in my consultation room with young man who’s got a chalazion on his right upper eyelid. He has had it for about three weeks. It’s a quiet chalazion and he wants it removing.
So you’ll see him sitting at the desk. We’ll be discussing what the surgery is. I will be telling him about the postoperative management and then we’ll move to the slit lamp and I show you how I’ll examine him. So I have to look underneath the eyelid, make sure it is a chalazion and then I also assess him during that to see how good he is at allowing me to touch his eyelids.
And then we will pass through next door to the minor operating theater where we’ll actually film the surgery. It’s a very nice film. It is not too gory. If you are squeamish, there are a couple of red blood cells but hardly any and he is a very, very good patient. You will see that he doesn’t flinch with the local anesthetic and the cyst drains fully.
More about Jane Olver
Ms Jane Olver is the founder of Clinica London and a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon. Her special expertise is in oculoplastic and cosmetic eye surgery including eyelids and lacrimal surgery. She is specialised in endoscopic lacrimal surgery for watering eyes in adults and children. She has over 20 years’ experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and has published extensively in scientific journals about Ophthalmology and Lacrimal Surgery and is the author of the books “Ophthalmology at a Glance” and “Colour Atlas of Lacrimal Surgery”. At Clinica London, she is responsible for the Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery part, as well as patients with eye, eyelid and tear duct problems, and acute eye problems.